Police investigating if street racing caused Dallas crash that left driver critically injured

Dallas police are investigating whether street racing caused a crash that critically injured a driver Friday night.

The wreck happened just after 7 p.m., near Remond Drive and Fort Worth Avenue.

Police said at least two vehicles were traveling at a high rate of speed south on Fort Worth Avenue, when one of the drivers lost control and hit another vehicle, before slamming into a business near N. Hampton Road.

That caused the driver of a pick-up truck to crash into a utility pole.

One of the drivers was taken to a local hospital with critical injuries. The other driver had minor injuries.

Power crews started working on replacing that pole overnight and restoring power to the area.

Police said charges are pending the outcome of their investigation, but did not release any further details.

Hours after the crash, just after midnight, police said officers were still on scene investigating, when a vehicle that was driven by 51-year-old Samuel Cooks crashed into a police vehicle that had its emergency lights on.


Man charged with DWI after crashing into Dallas PD vehicle

Police said a 51-year-old man was arrested for DWI after crashing into a Dallas PD vehicle that was on scene of a previous crash overnight Friday.

Two officers were in the vehicle at the time. They were treated at a local hospital and released.

Cooks was taken into custody and charged with DWI.